Pancake Pantry Nashville TN
Founded by my family in 1961, the Pancake Pantry has been a Nashville tradition for generations of families. I began learning the ropes as a ten-year-old, and at one time or another, the rest of my family has helped build the business as well. I’m often asked about our ingredients. We make frequent trips to the hills of East Tennessee to retrieve the specialty group flours used in our pancakes and waffles. We make our batter and our syrups fresh each day from secret family recipes. Many of our employees have been a part of the Pantry since my childhood. They’re invaluable experience is a major contributor to our success. In the truest sense, we are a “mom and pop” operation. We strive to keep our traditional past alive while cultivating innovative ideas to make the Pantry the best. We feel the same way about our customers. We cherish our long-time “regulars” and always look forward to meeting our newest customers.
Like my father, I am involved daily in the operations of the Pantry, guaranteeing that you will always find the best food, friendliest service, and memorable times. So, please relax and enjoy our hospitality. You are always welcome at our home.
Eat More Pancakes!
~ David Baldwin, Owner
A Nashville tradition began in 1961 when my father, Robert Baldwin, opened The Pancake Pantry. The idea was to build reputation and menu around a variety of uncommonly good pancakes. Equally important was his desire to develop a friendly, down-to-earth atmosphere which would keep customers coming back time and time again. In 1978, I became partners with my dad and eventually bought the restaurant from him in 1988.
Today The Pancake Pantry is part of the vibrant and growing neighborhood of Hillsboro Village. Please visit some of our friends in the village either before or after you come see us for breakfast or lunch.
Here’s quick look at Hillsboro Village
Courtesy of VisitMusicCity.com
Visit some of our friends in the Village:
Directly across the street. With it’s indie charm you could get lost for hours among the thousands of best sellers, children’s titles and many hard-to-find rare books. You’ll even find some books to enjoy while you wait in our lobby.
Caddy-corner from our front door. if you’re in the mood for a bit of eclectic shopping with an international twist.
The Belcourt Theater
Just steps away behind Pangea. In the mood for a movie? At a theater that’s been open since 1925? You’re in luck! is just steps away and perfect for a post-lunch getaway. Weekend movies start as early as 10 A.M. This is the only place in Nashville to see independent, foreign and classic films.
A Thousand Faces
Located right next to the Pancake Pantry this is the perfect little place to do some shopping while you wait or when you’ve had all the pancakes you can take for one day. Click here for a sneak peek at what they have to offer.
A Village of Flowers
Another one of our next door neighbors, you’ll find some of the prettiest flowers around. Maybe it’s the sweet aroma of pancake syrup that mixes just right with the beautiful scent of roses and tulips that makes this place so wonderful. We’ll sure you’ll enjoy yourself.
Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes
Made from a secret recipe with flour milled in the Great Smokey Mountains. Served with our house made, warm maple syrup and real whipped butter. We highly recommend ‘em.
Sweet Potato Pancakes
Real sweet potatoes in a fluffy batter make this our most unique pancake. Sprinkled with powdered sugar and cinnamon. We also recommend cinnamon cream syrup as an accent.
Santa Fe Cornmeal Pancakes
This recipe comes from the Village Smithy restaurant in Carbondale, Colorado. Three stone-ground cornmeal pancakes with chunks of bacon, cheddar cheese, and roasted green chiles cooked inside. Recommended with warm maple syrup to blend flavors, hot picante salsa and sour cream.
Grill Cook’s Medley
One of our best sellers! Mounds of hash browns with onions, green peppers, tomatoes, and ham, all grilled up crisp. On top of that: melted American and Swiss cheeses with two fried eggs on top. Just break the yolks and spread picante sauce all over. Served with two buttermilk pancakes for just $2.30 more.
Our French toast is the best in town. We use thick French bread, grilled just right, sprinkled with powdered sugar and cinnamon. Add whipped butter and our homemade hot maple syrup or cinnamon-cream syrup. Life is good!
Create Your Own Omelet
Farm fresh eggs, light and fluffy and served up golden and delicious. All orders are served with three buttermilk pancakes. Choose from sausage, bacon, ham, turkey, American cheese, cheddar cheese, goat cheese, Swiss cheese, onion, green peppers, jalapenos, mushrooms, tomato and spinach.
Our hash browns are the best around, made fresh all day. Try some!